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Rustic Diversions
Echo Park , 1988

"What is aura? A strange web of time and space: the unique appearance of a distance, however close at hand. On a summer noon, resting, to follow the line of a mountain range on the horizon or a twig which throws its shadow on the observer, until the moment or hour begins to be a part of its appearance--that is to breathe the aura of those mountains, that twig.
--Walter Benjamin

With eyes of the owl
& the jay's cry
I wake in the open air

to the slow of new day
light in the oak & yellow pine
the stream running into my ears